Tragedy Strikes in Kogi As Top Govt Official Collapses, Dies

Tragedy Strikes in Kogi As Top Govt Official Collapses, Dies

  • A Muslim faithful and a top civil servant has passed on to glory a few days before the end of the 2024 Ramadan
  • The GM of Cooperate Affairs of National Inland Waterways Authority, (NIWA) Alhaji Jibril Dardau, reportedly collapsed and died on Friday morning
  • A close family source, who pleaded anonymity, opened up on the shocking ailment that led to Dardau's death in Lokoja, Kogi state capital journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Kogi state, Lokoja - The management of the Cooperate Affairs of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has been thrown into deep sadness.

National Inland Waterways Authority GM slumps and dies in Kogi
Alhaji Jibril Dardau dies after dealing with High Blood Pressure for a while. Photo credit: Alhaji Jibril Dardau
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This is as the General Manager of NIWA, Alhaji Jibril Dardau, slumped and died in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, on Friday, April 5.

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What led to Dardau's death

As reported by Daily Trust, a family source disclosed that Dardau died shortly after leading an early morning Prayer at the mosque.

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The source disclosed that the top government official has been treating High Blood Pressure and managing BP for a while following the death of his senior wife last year.

“He slumped in his sitting-room this morning. He had been managing High Blood Pressure, BP for sometimes now.”
“He lost his most senior wife last year”, said the source, who pleaded anonymity.

The cooperate headquarters of NIWA in Lokoja was thrown into mourning following the GM's death in the early hours of the day as many staff were spotted discussing his demise.

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The deceased was buried after the Friday Juma’at prayer at Unguwan Power graveyard in Lokoja, amidst tears and according to the Islamic rites.

APC chieftain Ojougboh slumps, dies

In another report, Cairo Ojougboh, an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and former member of the House of Representatives, who represented the Ika federal constituency of Delta state at the national assembly, recently died.

Ojougboh, renowned for his outspoken personality, reportedly died on Wednesday, February 7, while watching Nigeria's semi-final clash against South Africa at the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

“As soon as a penalty kick was awarded against Nigeria during the AFCON match with South Africa on Wednesday’s semi-final clash in Bouake, Ivory Coast, he slumped," a source said.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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